Birthdays in History in April 1916

  • Apr 3 Herb Caen, American columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 3 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
  • Apr 4 Nikola Ljubičić, President of the Presidency of Serbia (1982-84) and Communist politician, born in Karan, Užice, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician, born in Newport, Wales (d. 2010)
  • Apr 5 Bernard Baily, American comic artist (co-creator of DC Comics), born in New York (d. 1996)
  • Apr 12 Beverly Cleary, American writer (Ramona and her Mother), born in McMinnville, Oregon
  • Apr 12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Apr 15 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (Daishowa Paper Manufacturing), born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Apr 17 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, World's first female prime minister, Sri Lanka (1960-77), born in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka (d. 2000)
  • Apr 22 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • Apr 24 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • Apr 28 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer, born in Cento, Ferrara (d. 1993)
  • Apr 30 Claude Shannon, information theorist
  • Apr 30 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer